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What’s On East Van: August 16th Edition

16 Aug

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Kiwassa Outdoor Community Market – Kiwassa Neighbourhood House – August 16th

The Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street (near Nanaimo and Hastings) is hosting another Community Market Friday, August 16th  from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  You can expect to find fresh produce, preserves, snacks, seeds, popcorn, activities for the kids. There will be some local artisans along with fresh local produce at very reasonable prices. Lastly, post market, Kiwassa’s Youth Program will be featuring an outdoor climate change film screening.  For more info, visit Kiwassa.ca.

Outdoor Summer Movie – Grandview Park – August 16th

The Commercial Drive BIA Society is hosting an outdoor movie this Friday night in Grandview Park. They will be showing Back To The Future at dusk, a mighty fine choice.  You are invited to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

The Fair At The PNE – August 17th to September 2nd

The Fair at the PNE kicks off this Saturday at 11:00 am and goes till 11:00 pm every evening until September 2nd. In case you hadn’t heard, there are lots of free events with admission once inside the gates. Kids under 5 are free with an adult and children aged 6 to 12.  If you are looking for free gate admission dates, they are August 20 & 27, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There is also a free gate admission for seniors 65+ on August 22nd from 11:00 am to late.  For more ways to save, visit Ways To Save at The Fair.

The Dude Is Back – Dude Chilling Park – August 17th

A bronze replica of “The Dude” has been created for Dude Chilling Park to replace the previous wood one that has seen better days.  There was quite a bit of work including fundraising by many to make this artistic endeavor happen. So this Saturday there will be a celebration from 12-4 pm to celebrate that the Dude Is Back. Expect hot dogs and bratwurst on the BBQ and live music by the Undercovers along with some Parks Board members on hand. You are invited to grab a blanket and come kick back and relax with The Dude.

Yeast Van Patio Party – 1216 Franklin Street – August 17th

The Yeast Van Brewery District Cooperative is hosting their first ever Patio Block Party at Container Brewing, 1216 Franklin Street this Saturday.  Tickets are $20 and include 2 drink tickets. Big Day BBQ will be on hand with eats and Dr. Alex will be spinning vinyl.  Lots of great local breweries will be participating in this event. To grab your ticket in advance, visit Eventbrite.

Outdoor Summer Movie – Riverfront Park – August 17th

The good folks at Collingwood Policing Centre are back at Riverfront Park in SE Vancouver near the Fraser River for an outdoor movie this Saturday night. They will be showing The Princess Bride at dusk.

Railtown Tailgate BBQ – Railtown Café – August 18th

If you love BBQ, this is the place to this Sunday. Railtown Café chefs and co-owners are hosting a big ass BBQ with loads of food between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm.  There also be some delish refreshments Lynchburg Lemonade and Railtown Ruby Sangri. Cost is $27 per person or $17 for the vegetarian option.  For tickets or more info, visit Eventbrite.

Biggest Dog Meet Up – Trout Lake – August 18th

The 7th Biggest Dog Meet Up happens at John Hendry Park at Trout Lake Beach this Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome to attend with a pup or not.  For those that don’t have a dog and are considering one, it’s a great opportunity to see a variety of breeds and chat with owners about what might be a good fit for you.

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: August 9th Edition

9 Aug

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Pop Up Water Park – David Thompson School – August 9th

Vancouver Fire & Rescue is hosting a Pop Up Water Park this Friday, August 9th at David Thompson Secondary School from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  You can find the school just West of Victoria Drive at 53rd Avenue.  In the event of rain, the event is cancelled.

Vancouver Mural Festival – August 1 to 10, 2019

The Vancouver Mural Festival continues this weekend with one of the big musical events, The Park Show in Jonathon Rogers Park.  The festival is a great opportunity to check out some of the 25+ new murals around Vancouver. There will also be a spirit lifting puppet and clown parade by the folks behind the Dusty Flower Pot in the alley way between 6th and 7th Avenue off Main Street. To see a full run down of events, visit Vancouver Mural Festival.

Playland – Now Open Every Day

If you are looking to entertain the kids, Playland is now open every day from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm until The PNE Fair starts on August 17th. To learn more, visit Playland.

Lakeview & Cedar Cottage Historical Walk – August 10th

If you wish to learn a bit more about some interesting East Van history, you are invited to come along with local historian Peter Finch this Saturday. Peter will take you on a tour of the Cedar Cottage and Lakeview area and share stories from before World War 1 and what Vancouver was like then. Cost is a very reasonable $2. The tour happens from Noon to 1:00 pm and begins from Trout Lake Community Centre.

James Johnstone History Walk – Strathcona – August 10th

This Saturday James Johnstone returns with his East End Walking Tours. This one takes you around Strathcona and the eclectic history here. Tour starts at 696 East Hastings St. and Heatley at 10:00 am. Costs is $20.

Summer Savour Festival – River District Town Centre – August 10th

Wesgroup Properties is hosting Summer Savour Festival this Saturday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm in River District Town Centre. The event features live music by local artists including The Boom Booms, a Beer Garden along with a host of family friendly activities. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome.

Windfall Cider Summer Bash 2019! – The Garden – August 10th

Love cider? Then you may wish to check out the Windfall Cider Summer Bash happening at The Garden, 868 E. Hastings St. in Strathcona this Saturday. Windfall Cedar founders Nathaly and Jeff Nairn will be on hand for a special cider pop up offering cider flights, cider slushies along side tasty tapas.  This is a free event, you can register through Eventbrite to reserve your spot which will we hear will be on their outdoor patio. Event gets under way at 6 pm and goes till 11:00 pm.

Artful Sundays – Napier Greenway – August 11th

Artful Sundays kicks off in the Napier Greenway this Sunday between Noon and 5:00 pm. You can expect some great local talent, live music, workshops and artisans including a personal favourite BagItUpByKate for those wishing to ditch the plastic when grocery shopping. And if you are in need of some help with relaxation, check out her relaxation eye bags with locally grown lavender.  The event is free to attend. The Napier Greenway is located just outside the Britannia Community Centre/Library.

Main Street Mixed Bag – Ellis Building – August 11th

Main Street Mixed Bag is back at the Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street, this Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  As the name eludes, a mixed bag of artisans, garage sale, collectibles and everything in between.  No admission, kids and dogs welcome.  We hear there is a new local indigenous artist making some beautiful jewellery, check out Inner Wolf Jewellery.

Strange Fellows Movie Night – August 11th

If you love beer, popcorn and movies, you are in luck! Strange Fellows Brewing is hosting a double bill this Sunday at their brewery between 6:00 and 10:00 pm. They will be showing Die Hard and Pulp Fiction.

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: August 2nd Edition

2 Aug

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Vancouver Mural Festival – August 1 to 10, 2019

The Vancouver Mural Festival kicked off August 1st and continues to August 10th.  This is a great opportunity to check out some amazing murals around Vancouver. We understand there are at least 25 new ones popping up around the City.  The Festival also features a variety of events during the festival with a Pride Special happening this Sunday at 7 ½ Lane from 2:00 pm till the wee hours of the morning.   There are also some opportunities to run the murals.  To see a full run down of events, visit Vancouver Mural Festival.

Playland – Now Open Every Day

If you are looking to entertain the kids, Playland is now open every day from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm until The PNE Fair starts on August 17th. To learn more, visit Playland.

Outdoor Summer Movie – Gaston Park – August 2nd 

Collingwood Policing Centre is featuring another outdoor movie tonight this Friday night at Gaston Park located just a couple of blocks from the Joyce – Collingwood Skytrain Station.  They will be showing Monster in Paris and the movie gets under way at dusk approximately 9:00 pm. Note, rain does cancel these events.

The Muppet Movie – Rio Theatre – August 3rd

Looking for something to entertain the kids this weekend?  The Muppet Movie is showing at 1:00 pm at the Rio Theatre this Saturday.

43rd Annual Powell Street Festival – August 3rd & 4th

This weekend you are invited to celebrate Japanese-Canadian heritage at the 43rd Annual Powell Street Festival happening Saturday and Sunday. The event happens on Powell Street near Jackson from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm both days. For more info, visit Powell Street Festival.

Soul Folk Sunday – Café Deux Soleils – August 4th

James Villa and Hayley Lynn make their way up from Portland, Oregon for Soul Folk Sunday at Café Deux Soleils. Great way to spend a Sunday evening if you are staying in town for the long weekend. Doors open at 8:00 pm, music gets under way at 9:00 pm.

Buena Vista Social Club – Rio Theatre – August 5th

The Oscar nominated documentary about an American guitarist bringing together the Cuban folk musicians now in their 90s to record a Grammy Award winning CD in their native city of Havana.  We hear there is amazing concert footage and features gigs in Amsterdam and New York. The film not only features the music, but the life stories of the musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club. Movie shows at 6:20 pm Monday, August 5th.

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: July 26th Edition

26 Jul

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Playland – July 26th to July 28th

If you are looking to entertain the kids, Playland is open Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. To learn more, visit Playland.

Outdoor Summer Movie – Kensington Park – July 26th

Collingwood Policing is featuring an outdoor movie tonight at Kensington Park located at Knight Street & 33rd Avenue.  The movie shows at dusk approximately 9:00 pm.  There are family friendly activities prior to the movie.

Serate in Piazza – Italian Cultural Centre – July 26th

This Friday at the Italian Cultural Centre, you are invited to Serate In Piazza. They are hosting an evening of outdoor music and dancing.  Food including sausages, pasta, beer, wine and gelato are available for purchase.  The event happens between 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  In the event of rain,  the festivities move indoors. Music and dancing is free, food available for purchase.

Vancouver Vegan Festival – Creekside Park – July 27th

The Vegan Project, Peace People Project and Peaces are hosting the 1st ever Vancouver Vegan Festival this Saturday at Creekside Park near Science World.  This is a free all day all ages event celebrating vegan food and culture on the waterfront at Creekside Park.  There will be over 70 vendors on hand, free yoga, apparel, live music, opportunities to learn more about activism and zero waste.  Event kicks off at 11:00 and runs to 5:00 pm.

Summer Festa – Luppolo Brewing – July 27th

Luppolo Brewing Co., 1123 Venables Street, is hosting a Summer Festa this Saturday.  LA Street Meast will be on hand with what we hear are the best hot dogs.  There will be music by DJ Selecta Browna in the afternoon and at 5:00 pm Bonefire Ballerina perform.  Event happens between 1:00 and 9:00 pm.

Bee In – Moberly Arts Centre – July 27th

The Pollinator Pathway group is hosting a “Bee IN” at Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street on Saturday July 27. Lots of pollinator-related activities for the whole family. You are invited to come learn more about local pollinators and their habitat. Event happens from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Sunday Summer Series – Grandview Park – July 28th 

The Commercial Drive BIA and supporters are hosting a Live Music Sunday this weekend from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in Grandview Park. All types of music along with balloon twisting, face painting and other activities for the kids. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Nasty Women Comedy – Havana Theatre – July 28th

Nasty Women Comedy, an improv and sketch comedy group taking over Havana Theatre this Sunday night. We hear they are fierce and funny.  Fun kicks off at 8:00 pm. Havana Restaurant of course has an excellent patio for summer refreshments prior to the comedy.

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: July 19th Edition

19 Jul

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Playland Nights – Playland – July 19th

Playland Nights returns tonight and will continue every Friday in July.  This is an adult only evening (19+) which features the usual fun, food and rides, but with fully licensed grounds. This means you can enjoy your beverage of choice throughout the park while taking in the entertainment available.  General admission is $29.00. for tickets visit Playland Nights.

7 Stories by Morris Panych – Havana Theatre – July 19th & 20th

Spark Productions brings a dark comedy to the stage this Friday and Saturday night at Havana Theatre, 7 Storeys. A man stands alone on the ledge of a building 7 storeys above the street contemplating his life. He finds his train of thought interrupted by the absurd and self-involved inhabitants of the building. As he becomes involved in their dramas he begins to question which is the better choice, to stay where he is or to step off the ledge?  Tickets are $26 and available through Showpass.

Outdoor Summer Movie – Collingwood Park – July 19th

Collingwood Policing is featuring an outdoor movie tonight at Collingwood Park located at 5275 McKinnon Street (and Euclid Avenue) just a few blocks from the Joyce Street Skytrain Station.  The movie shows at dusk approximately 9:00 pm.  There are usually family friendly activities prior to the movie. Note, the movies are weather permitting. So if it’s rains, it’s a no go.

Mount Pleasant Festival – Mount Pleasant Park – July 20th

You are invited for some free family fun at Mount Pleasant Park (16th Avenue & Ontario) this Saturday night.  There will be some family friendly activities from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and at dusk, showing of the movie How To Train You Dragon.

African Descent Festival – Thornton Park – July 20th & 21st

The 5th Annual African Descent Festival happens this weekend at Thornton Park at Main & Terminal. This is an arts and cultural festival designed to be a tribute to the black community that thrived in Strathcona for 6 decades.  You can expect local artists, storytellers, poets, musicians, dance performances alongside a community fair, beer garden and a documentary on the history of Hogan’s Alley.  The event kicks off early at 10:00 am and continues into the evening till 9:00 pm which includes a night market.  This is a free family friendly event.

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: July 12th Edition

12 Jul

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Indiana Jones Marathon – Rio Theatre – July 12th

Love Indiana Jones? Nothing like seeing these movies on a big screen and this Friday night, the Rio Theatre has 3 of these movies back to back kicking things off with Raiders of the Lost Ark at 6:20 pm followed by The Temple of Doom and finishing it off with The Last Crusade. For tickets, visit the Rio Theatre.

Outdoor Movie – Trout Lake – July 12th

If you are looking for some free family fun, Collingwood Neighbourhood Centre hosts the movie Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp version) Friday night at 9:00 pm. Location is near the tennis courts.  Free popcorn will be on hand.

Swinging With Sinatra – Hungarian Cultural Centre – July 13th

If you love that big band sound, you may want to check out local crooner Dane Warren. He will be performing with the Bruce James Orchestra Big Band this Saturday, July 13th at the Hungarian Cultural Centre.  You are invited for an evening of Sinatra (and friends).  Come to listen or come to dance. This is an all ages event. Tickets are $17.50 and available through Eventbrite.

Summer Savour Festival – River District town Centre – July 13th

Live music with a variety of performers happens this Saturday between 2:00 and 6:00 pm at the River District Town Centre in SE Vancouver. Circus performer Shine Davine will be performing at 2:45 pm followed by a magic show with Yeeri the Magician at 3:35 pm.  There are lots of activities for the kids (big and little) including face painting, mural painting and Confetti Box. There will be some food trucks on hand plus River District Neighbourhood Centre at the foot of Victoria Drive & Kerr will have cupcakes available for decorating and eating of course.  This a free event. For more info, check out link to Summer Savour Festival.

RecycleFest – Trout Lake/John Hendry Park – July 13th

If you wish to learn more about sustainable living, RecycleFest is the place to be this Saturday.  Along with taking in small appliances for recycling, Repair Matters will be on site as well as activities and learning opportunities for all ages.  This is a free event that happens at John Hendry Park between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Beer Garden – Parallel 49 Brewing – July 13th

Parallel 49 Brewing is hosting their 4th Annual Summer Beer Garden. This outdoor event happens from 2:00 to 8:00 pm.  They’ll have a DJ on hand with music, taco menu and of course beer.

Weiner Dog Races – Hastings Racecourse – July 13th & 14th

The last of the Dog Days of Summer happens this weekend at the Hastings Racecourse.  This is the grande finale for the season with the Wiener Dog Races.   Event happens Saturday and Sunday.  No admission cost.  Gates open at noon.

If You Could Read My Mind: Gordon Lightfoot – Rio Theatre – July 14th

The documentary If You Could Read My Mind is playing again this Sunday at The Rio Theatre.  It features the life and music of Canadian music icon, Gordon Lightfoot. This is billed is an intimate and emotional examination of the artist’s profound relationship to his music and his Canadian roots. Documentary runs at 2:00 pm. For tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

Main Street Mixed Bag – The Ellis Building – July 14th

The Main Street Mixed Bag happens this Sunday at the Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This is a fun eclectic mix of handmade artisans, vintage and maybe a little bit of garage sale.  Admission is free.  All ages welcome including your 4 legged friends, on leash of course. Cash bar for those that wish a bit of refreshment while shopping.

The 4th Annual Art, Beer & Bike Crawl – East Van – July 14th

A fundraiser for the Eastside Culture Crawl happens this Sunday at various craft breweries in East Van. Take a bike tour of 3 East Van craft breweries along with tastings of course between 1:00 and 5:00 pm this Sunday.  Tickets are $60 per person or 2 for $100. For tickets, visit Eventbrite. 

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: July 5th Edition

5 Jul

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Vancouver Greek Summerfest – All Weekend Long

The Vancouver Greek Summerfest is now daily until July 14th at 4541 Boundary Road and 29th Avenue. Lots of great food and live music. If you head down on a weekend, it does get busy when it comes to seating. Taking transit? The location is a 10 minute walk from the Joyce Skytrain Station. We also learnt that all proceeds from food sales go back into supporting registered charities in the community.  Is there a reason not to go? To see the full schedule of talent and hours, visit Vancouver Greek Summerfest.

Playland Nights – Playland – July 5th

Playland Nights returns tonight and will continue every Friday in July.  This is an adult only evening (19+) which features the usual fun, food and rides, but with fully licensed grounds. This means you can enjoy your beverage of choice throughout the park while taking in the entertainment available.  General admission is $29.00. for tickets visit Playland Nights.

If You Could Read My Mind: Gordon Lightfoot – Rio Theatre – July 5th & July 7th

The Rio Theatre hosts the documentary If You Could Read My Mind Friday night. It features the life and music of the Canadian music icon, Gordon Lightfoot and some of his famous friends and fans including Geddy Lee (Rush), Randy Bachman, Anne Murray and many others.  This is billed is an intimate and emotional examination of the artist’s profound relationship to his music and his Canadian roots. Documentary runs Friday night at 6:15 pm. If you can’t make that, it’s showing again on Sunday at 1:20 pm. For tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

Car Free Day – Commercial Drive – July 7th

Car Free Day where it all began happens this Sunday on Commercial Drive between Noon and 7:00 pm. Car Free Day  stretches 15 blocks along Commercial Drive between Venables and The Grandview Cut. and features activities for all ages, food and entertainment all day long.   This is a free family friendly event which is accessible by bus, Skytrain and cycling all of which is encouraged.

Mini Car Free Day – Commercial Street/Cedar Cottage – July 7th

The great street in Cedar Cottage that boasts the Commercial Street Café, Second Nature Home, Toso Wood Gallery, Vancouver Tool Library and Chance Café and soon to be Flourist, are hosting their own Mini Car Free Day this Sunday on the 3400-3500 block of Commercial Street.  Expect to find live music, chainsaw carving, giant Jenga game, street art, bike repair, chocolate tasting, artisans and kids activities. Although Flourist is not open just yet, we hear they will have a table with delectable things on hand. We suggest you get there early.  Event happens 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The Vancouver Market – Wise Hall – July 7th

The Vancouver Market featuring 20+ local vendors happens at The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street this Sunday, July 7th.  Whether you are looking for new or vintage, likely to find an array of unique items. Event happens 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is $2.00.

21st Century Flea Market – Croatian Cultural Centre – July 7th

21st Century Flea Market is back at the Croatian Cultural Centre this Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Some 175 vendors will be on hand with collectibles, antiques, kitsch, vintage and whole lot more.  Who knows you could find.  Admission is $5.00 OR for early birds wanting to get a jump on things $20 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am.

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday they offer bluegrass music with brunch 11 am – 3 pm. UPDATE We’ve just learnt they are taking a hiatus for the summer.

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

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